Senior Human Resource Officer


Kampala – Uganda
DanChurchAid (DCA) is seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Senior Human Resource Officer to be based in Kampala, Uganda.
Job Summary:
The Senior Human Resource Officer (SHRO) contributes to the attainment of DCA Uganda Country Programme objectives through efficient and effective management of the Human Resources needs. The position is responsible for managing all aspects of human resource functions, including staff recruitment, HR policy development and implementation, and staff welfare within the framework of DanChurchAid Staff manual for Country Offices, the organization policies and procedures, and the Ugandan Labour Laws. The SHRO will coordinate office activities through supporting other units in Admin matters to ensure efficiency. He/ She will supervise the Human Resource Officer and also work closely with HR staff in DCA headquarters to ensure that the organisation’s HR priorities are implemented in the Country Office.

Main Tasks:

  • Provide the Senior Management Team with advice on a full range of HR issues ensuring compliance with the Uganda laws and regulations.
  • Provide active support in recruitment and induction of employees and ensure procedures are consistently followed.
  • Develop, review and interpret HR policies and procedures, including amendments where necessary in line with labor laws and good HR practices.
  • Assist and support managers with the performance management and review process and provide coaching to managers in HR matters such as giving feedback, counselling staff etc.
  • Prepare and maintain organizational charts and job descriptions, identifying succession strategies and forward planning of workforce needs.
  • Provide a framework for career development within the organization.
  • Prepare contracts for new staff and introduce Staff Code of Conduct and ensure they fully signed.
  • Ensure new staff undertake the obligatory trainings.
  • Prepare and follow through induction programme for new staff in collaboration with the line managers
  • Effectively conduct staff exit process.
  • Act as focal point for all initial queries from staff regarding staff policies and procedures
  • Monitor and advise on disciplinary and grievance matters in accordance with DCA Uganda policies and procedures
  • Prepare written updates to senior management at once a month or when matters arise
  • Work with management and legal adviser to resolve serious HR related issues with authorities and internally manage disciplinary processes.
  • Ensure that the performance management procedure is followed. Overseeing the Employee Development Review (EDR) process and liaise with supervisors for timely completion
  • Develop and maintain a system to ensure that staff files are kept up-to-date – in all offices.
  • Provide technical support to DCA Uganda field offices Management with HR functions
  • Closely work with the Procurement and Logistics Unit in processing visa/resident permits for international staff
  • Be responsible for salary reviews every in collaboration with Senior Management Team.
  • Liaise with NSSF and other Government institutions for all HR issues.
  • Be responsible for the staff Medical Insurance Scheme and the Group Personal Accidents (GPA) policy in collaboration with the Head of Finance (HoF)
  • Contribute to the office management in collaboration with the HoF
  • Take part in smooth procurement process as a member of the Country Office procurement committee when co-opted.
  • Be focal point for all internal and external Complaints other than staff issues.
  • Undertake any other related assignment as assigned by immediate supervisor.

Required Qualifications and Skills:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management, Industrial Psychology, Business Administration or related field.
  • Atleast eight years of experience in a human resources management of which, three at senior level
  • Experience in sourcing, recruiting, and interviewing professional and management candidates is required.
  • Good knowledge of Uganda labor laws
  • Strong organization and communication skills.
  • Good knowledge and experience in facilitation, training and coaching.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to develop trust.
  • Proficiency at using Microsoft office software: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc. is required.
  • Excellent record keeping and documentation skills.
  • Proven strong leadership, diplomacy and ability maintain confidentiality.
  • A can-do attitude, a desire and the initiative to produce results that require hard work and motivation to achieve beyond what is expected.

DCA’s Uganda Programme
DCA has supported development and humanitarian programs in Uganda since 1979, working in partnership with local partners. DCA is a member of the ACT Alliance. Our key competencies in Uganda are livelihoods and food security, humanitarian response and civil society. For more information, please visit
Contract length is one year with possibility of extension.
Start date: As soon as possible.
Interested candidates should send their CV and cover letter via the application link

Deadline for applying is 13th/07/2021.

DCA offers a salary package (salary, insurance, and pension) in accordance to experience and DCA Uganda HR Manual.
DCA is an equal opportunity employer, and all interested and qualified candidates are encouraged to apply regardless of age, race, gender, marital status and religious, political, or ethnic affiliation. 

While we appreciate your interest to work with DCA, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.